Dr. Samuel Wasser, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology, and a research professor at the UW Department of Biology, was invited to DC to testify at a hearing on the Global Wildlife Conservation, Coordination and Enhancement Act of 2009. The hearing was held by the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife on Tuesday, July 28th. The day prior to his testimony, Dr. Wasser met with staff from the offices of Washington Senators Cantwell and Murray and Representatives Inslee and McDermott to discuss his work.
UW Provost Executive Vice President Phyllis Wise arrived in DC the last week of July to attend meetings at the National Institute of Health. She also had lunch at the White House with UW’s Paul Miller, who is working as part of the Obama transition team.
Also in DC the last week of July was Ruth Ballweg, Director of MEDEX at the UW. While here she met with Federal Relations Director Christy Gullion about the Physician’s Assistant program at the UW.